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Etsy Finds: 7 Products for a Well-Set Table

October 18, 2013

Whether you're with friends and family or hosting a dinner party, setting the table is the first step toward a successful meal. These meals are often a way to reconnect and reset in our hectic lives. So don't overwhelm your table with too many trays and plates -- the perfect piece of tableware adds just enough elegance. We've combed through the pages of Etsy's endless options and selected a handful of key vintage items everyone should have in their arsenal. 

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The easiest way to dress up any salad is to dish it up with this modern serving set from VintageShoppingSpree

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This simple platter from winkinpossum is perfect for the everyday and the extra-special


These individual salt and pepper shakers from ohlalacamille will bring a splash of retro elegance to your table


For birthdays and holidays, this cake stand from BarkingSandsVintage is a must


These stylish trivets from simplysummerdesign are a perfect match for soups, stews, and slow-cooker meals


Let your gravy shine in this silver gravy boat from 22BayRoad 


Keep it neat: Serve your next soup in this tureen from ImSoVintage  

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Rachel K Cleary

Written by: Rachel K Cleary

As the resident pastry chef at Food52, Rachel hails all the way from Northern California, where she was born and raised off fresh produce from the local farmers market. After graduating from Occidental College, she headed to New York to start her career in publishing. After five years in the magazine biz -- Martha Stewart and Architectural Digest included -- she decided it was time to start living the dream and enrolled in the pastry program at the French Culinary Institute. These days she can be found whipping up edible creations for the Provisions product pages or tracking down the new and unique for the next collection. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband and her dog Samantha.